Building on a successful event last year, this day event organised on a consortium basis by City, University of London, Coventry, LSE and Annenberg (UPenn & USC) will consist of several panel sessions scheduled across 2 days.
Each panel with have 4/5 presentations lasting 10 minutes with time for questions on a range of topics from contemporary feminist research.
The event is to be a work-in-progress showcase for doctoral and recent post-doctoral students with the aim of creating lively debate amongst the community of feminist cultural studies, media studies and sociology scholars across our institutions, and to encourage inter-university debate and collaboration.
Participants from all areas of research within the field of feminist and gender studies will present work on a range of subjects connected to gender and research in times of crisis and change.
About the Speakers:
Keynote talk with Chantelle Lewis, Julia Ticona, and Melanie Kennedy in conversation
Dr Chantelle Jessica Lewis is the Andrew Pitt Junior Research Fellow in Black British Studies, Pembroke College University of Oxford. Chantelle is a public sociologist, broadcaster and event director. Chantelle's research is situated at the intersections of socio-historical analysis; politics, Black feminism, family studies and racism studies. She is also co-host and co-founder of the Surviving Society podcast and the Deputy Director of Leading Routes (See #BlackinAcademia events & campaign).
Dr. Julia Ticona is an assistant professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where her research investigates the ways that digital communication technologies shape the meaning and dignity of precarious work, including care work. She is Core Faculty at the Center for Digital Culture & Society, a Faculty Affiliate at the Data & Society Research Institute, and an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.
Melanie Kennedy is Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. She is the author of Tweenhood: Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture (2019) and a co-editor of The Wedding Spectacle Across Contemporary Media and Culture: Something Old, Something New (2020). Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, sexualised, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and girls on TikTok and in the purity movement), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. She is the Associate Editor of Commentary and Criticism for Feminist Media Studies (Routledge).
- Anti Feminism and Violence;
- Creative industries, Crisis, and Change;
- Feminist Movements in Times of Crisis and Change;
- Feminist Methodologies;
- Social Reproduction;
- Youth in/and Crisis.